Digital Censorship (4)

Government’s evolving ability to silence dissenting voices using technology.

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  • Kinolab
  • 2017
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Marie and Sara Part I: Helicopter Parenting and Child Development

Single mother Marie pays to have Arkangel, a brain-computer interface, installed into her daughter Sara. With this implant, Marie is able to not only track Sara’s location at all times, but can also access a feed of the audiovisual data which Sara is experiencing at any moment. Marie also has the power to censor this sensory input, controlling what Sara sees and hiding stressful stimuli from her view. Of course, this eventually has negative impacts on Sara’s psychology and social life.

  • Kinolab
  • 2017
  • 2 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2019
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Personal Control over Memories

In an imagined future of London, citizens all across the globe are connected to the Feed, a device and network accessed constantly through a brain-computer interface. Tom, the son of the Feed’s creator Lawrence, realizes that his father had deleted some of his childhood memories from the device in his brain, thus Tom has lost all access to them. For further insights into technology and the nature of parent-child relationships, see the narratives “Marie and Sara Parts I and II.”

  • Kinolab
  • 2019
  • 16 min
  • Kinolab
  • 2004
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Digital Memory Erasure and Brain Mapping

Joel Barish recently broke up with Clementine, his girlfriend of two years, in a brutal argument. After discovering that she has used a procedure known as Lacuna to erase him from her memories, Joel decides to undergo the same procedure to forget that he ever knew Clementine. The procedure uses a brain-computer interface to map the areas of Joel’s brain that are active whenever he has a memory of Clementine, first when he is awake and using associated objects to perform active recall and then when he is asleep and subconsciously remembering her. Despite Joel’s eventual regrets and desperate attempts to remember Clementine, the procedure is successful, and he forgets her. However, Joel and Clementine reunite in the real world after their respective procedures, and as they have a fresh start, they end up listening to Clementine’s tape from before the procedure where she dissects all of the flaws of Joel and their relationship.

  • Kinolab
  • 2004
  • 4 min
  • Reuters
  • 2020
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From hate speech to nudity, Facebook’s oversight board picks its first cases

Facebook has a new independent Oversight Board to help moderate content on the site, picking individual cases from the many presented to them where it is alright to remove content. The cases usually deal in hate speech, “inappropriate visuals,” or misinformation.

  • Reuters
  • 2020